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Napoleon and I

Cinema magazine programme. Historian Kevin Brownlow tells Francine Stock about his fifty-year quest to restore Abel Gance's silent masterpiece Napoleon to its six-hour glory.

Historian Kevin Brownlow tells Francine Stock about his 50 year quest to restore Abel Gance's silent masterpiece Napoleon to its five and half hour glory, and why the search for missing scenes still continues even though the film is about to be released on DVD for the very first time.

Composer Carl Davis takes us through his score, which borrows freely from the work of Beethoven, who dedicated his 3rd Symphony to Napoleon, only to regret it later.

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Sun 13 Nov 2016 23:00

Napoleon

Napoleon is in cinemas from this weekend and released on Blu-ray, DVD and BFI Player on 21 November.

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Presenter Francine Stock
Interviewed Guest Kevin Brownlow
Interviewed Guest Carl Davis

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